Nico Hulkenberg had his license endorsed following his collision with Felipe Massa during the Singapore Grand Prix.
The race stewards held Hulkenberg responsible for the collision, which put him out of the race.
“The driver of car 27 [Hulkenberg] had an open line of vision to car 19 [Massa] leaving the pits,” the stewards wrote in a statement. “Car 19 should have been left racing room.”
Hulkenberg was given a three-place grid drop for the next round in Japan and had two penalty points added to his licence, moving him onto a total of four.
However the stewards decided against taking action over the collision between Jenson Button and Pastor Maldonado:
“Cars 22 [Button] and 13 [Maldonado] had minor contact in turn 16 resulting in car 13 going off track into turn 17,” they ruled. “This resulted in car 13 having a slower exit speed from turn 17, which in turn resulted in car 22 colliding with the rear of car 13.”
An unimpressed Button told his team on the radio: “I should have known, really, that he’s mental,” following the collision.
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